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Using The Power of Essential Oils To Preserve Youthful Look

Updated on December 25, 2015

Essential Oils for Youthful Look

Essential oils are among the highest selling therapeutic products in the market for its effectiveness in curing and preventing a wide range of diseases. More people prefer to use essential oil because of the lack of side effects, provided that it is used with proper precaution and with the right procedures.

However, not too many people realize that it actually offers a lot of cosmetic benefits. With prices of cosmetic products continually on the rise, the advent of using essential oils to preserve and enhance your natural beauty implies that you no longer have to spend a great deal of money just to achieve the look that you want.

Making Your Own Essential Oil Recipes

In case you didn't know, the preparation of homemade cosmetic recipes is not entirely new. In fact, it was quite common during ancient times wherein most ancient people greatly benefited from the natural healing and cosmetic properties of plant materials in nature. There are two aspects the contribute to a more effective result: the use of natural cosmetic properties and the lack of harmful chemicals.

So, when aromatherapy was introduced into the market, it did not took long before people begin to embrace this cosmetic method.

Suggested Oils: Facial Care

Your face is probably one of the first areas you consider when talking about cosmetics. Both men and women aspire to have a beautiful-looking face that possesses a natural glow. In order to enhance and preserve your face's natural radiance, it is important to take proper care of your facial skin using the natural elements of essential oils. Since different people have different skin types on their faces, it is important to use the corresponding type of essential oil best suited for your skin.

*For people with normal skin tone, you can use carrot, German chamomile, jasmine, lavender, fennel, lemon, frankincense, etc.

*For people with normal to dry skin, you can use palmarosa, sandalwood, rosemary, lavender, patchouli, and rose.

*For people with oily facial skin, you can try using essential oils such as lime, clary sage, neroli, myrrh, thyme, cypress, among others.

Suggested Oils: Hair Care

For some people, their hair is their best asset. While the care it deserves is not nearly as meticulous as the caring process for your facial skin is, it still requires some maintenance method in order to achieve the radiance and smooth feel of your hair. The health of your hair is also an indicator of your overall health condition.

The suggested essential oils for each hair type and hair problems are listed below:

*Normal hair: Geranium, lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, lemon, and carrot.

*Dry hair: Palmarosa, sandalwood, rosemary, geranium, lavender, carrot, birch, etc.

*Oily hair: Lemongrass, birch, sage, clary sage, lemon, basil, thyme, cedarwood, and cypress.

*For dandruff problems: Juniper, thyme, rosemary, basil, cypress, tea tree, cedarwood, birch, etc.

*For hair loss problems: Peppermint, ylang ylang, clary sage, thyme, rosemary, carrot, cypress, etc.

Essential Oils For Your Skin

Essential oils are effective and inexpensive product to use in treating skin problems or preserving your skin's natural beauty. Unknown to many, there are also several cosmetic benefits that plant materials are able to deliver aside from the therapeutic benefits. One of the reasons for its growing patronage in the market is due to the lack of any harmful components such as chemicals present in commercially produced cosmetic products that can do more damage to your skin.

You can try making a recipe of your own essential oil lotion using lavender, for instance. Lavender is one of the most common essential oils used for enhancing your skin. Simply mix a few drops of the essential oil in water, then add lemon juice and witch hazel. Shake all ingredients to incorporate them altogether. You now have your own homemade toning lotion for a more vibrant looking skin.

Essential Oils For Your Hands

Your hands are subjected to a lot of work on a constant basis. Hence, doesn't it make sense to take good care of them as well? You can use a variety of essential oils to create your own natural aromatic hand soap to provide smoothness to your hands.

To get started with the process, gather your chosen essential oil. The best essential oils to use for creating your own hand soap are lemon, grapefruit, rosemary, lavender, sweet orange, tea tree, and eucalyptus. Secure a container wherein you will mix together a liquid hand soap and a few drops of your chosen essential oil. You can use that solution and apply it onto your hands and use a nail brush to gently remove cuticles.

Essential Oils For Bathing

Bathing is part of your hygienic routine and you can use it to gain your desired cosmetic benefits. To do this, simply add your preferred essential oil solution to your bath water. Aside from the cosmetic benefits, the aroma produced by the essential oil really helps to invigorate your entire body and soothe your exhausted muscles.

The process is very simple. Simply drop a few amount of the essential oil into the bath tub water and mix it thoroughly. You can also add your chosen body soap to enhance the benefits. Soak your body into the bath water for several minutes or as long as desired.

Essential Oils For Your Nails

Too much pedicare or other chemical applications on your nail can weaken your nails. Hence, you can reverse those affects using a variety of essential oils. By making your nails more healthier, you are also enhancing its appearance.

Nail massage oil is good for your nails and you can create it using essential oils. Among your choices of essential oil to produce a nail care product are sandalwood, tea tree, bezin absolute resin, lavender, and lemon. About 2 drops of these essential oils are enough and you can add a vitamin E capsule into the mixture. You also need about 4ml of carrier oil to dilute the essential oil, avoiding any possible harsh effects on your nails. Once you have completely mixed all ingredients, you can apply them directly to your nails and then perform a massage.

Essential Oils For Your Foot

Taking proper care of your foot produces a major impact on the rest of your body. Hence, foot massages are quite popular because it not only enhances the smoothness of your feet but also rejuvenates your entire body.

Essential oil foot baths are widely available in the market these days. However, you can mix one at home using various essential oils like tea tree, sandalwood, Roman chamomile, lavender, rosemary, peppermint, among others. You will need around 8 drops of the essential oil for a 2-gallon water. Adding sea salt is also advised to fully scrape any dead cells off of your foot.

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